06 Days Gorilla & Chimp Tracking Holiday

06 Days Gorilla & Chimp Tracking Holiday

chimpanzee holiday primate tracking kibale uganda
chimpanzee holiday primate tracking kibale uganda

Gorilla & Chimpanzee Holiday

Start/End: Kampala
Duration: 6 Days
Activities: Gorilla Trekking, Game Drive, Chimpanzee tracking, Birding
Destinations: Bwindi Forest, Ishasha sector, Kibale forest park

A holiday tour that will take you to see Uganda’s stunning Lushness & spectacular landscapes providing you a chance to explore, discover and experience the wild.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This 6 days Gorilla & Chimpanzee holiday provides any visitor in Uganda with a chance to travel through the most beautiful parts of the country.

Starting off with a visit to Kibale national park, the primate capital of world and has the most magnificent tropical rain-forests in Uganda. The nearby Bigodi swamp provides excellent birding opportunities so you can take a walk there. You will visit southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park driving through the endless Ishasha plains, where the legendary tree climbing lions are found – one of the top 10 things to see while in Uganda. This trip will also take you for gorilla trekking in the jungle forests of Bwindi, in south western Uganda and later a cultural tour to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers while on your way back to Kampala.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park
  • Ishasha tree climbing lions
  • Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest forest
  • Kigezi hills

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Drive to Kibale

Your Guide/ Driver will pick you from Kampala and drive west via Hoima – fort portal road to Kibale Forest National park. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Lunch will be en-route depending on the time, your guide will advise where to stop.
Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp(Standard), Mountains of the Moon Hotel(Comfort), Papaya Lake Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Kibale forest national park           

Early morning, visit Kibale Forest National Park, where you enjoy a guided walk in search of chimpanzee and 12 other primates including l’ Hoestes, Red colobus, blue, red-tailed monkeys, brown monkeys and gray – cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. After lunch, visit the community and take a walk in Bigodi Swamp.
Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp(Standard), Mountains of the Moon Hotel(Comfort), Papaya Lake Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Kibale to Ishasha sector

Drive south to the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Mammalian specialties in this area include Giant Forest Hog and the legendary Tree-climbing Lions.
Accommodation at the River Camp (Standard), Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Comfort), Enjojo Lodge(Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Drive to Bwindi

Today we drive through the “Switzerland of Africa” area known as the Kigezi Highlands, with its terraced hillsides and winding roads to Bwindi impenetrable forest.
Accommodation at Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest

Early morning entry into the Gorilla sanctuary. This spectacular rainforest offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape which is incredibly dense and crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of the primates. The thrill of observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact.
Accommodation at Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, Drive back to Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will be able to watch ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive in Kampala in the early evening.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

End of tour

INCLUDED

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • International air fares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking’s (someone who carries your daypack).
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking
Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking
Ishasha Tree Climbing lions
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla Trekking
Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
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